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American Dialect S dodges a swipe of the selfie stick

Dear Hipster: I just thought you should know, the American Dialect Society voted #blacklivesmatter as its Word of the Year. Sorry to the person who was hoping for “selfie stick.” — Anne Selfiestick couldn’t even ...

Party like it’s 1982 with a new Motet

For those of you who missed out on acts like the Bar-Kays, the Dazz Band, Cameo, or the whole of the semi-disco dance floor ’80s in general, there’s the Motet. Some of you have not ...

Ill-timed bite

So, we’re catching some tuna, mostly on the troll and on the slide, when the boat is sliding to a stop on a jig-strike, and it’s gray and lumpy on Tanner Bank (southwest of San ...

When I Have Fears

When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, Before high-piled books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripen’d grain; When I behold, upon ...

Luddy learned from Moores

Sell early, sell big

Frederic Luddy rapidly unloaded shares of company he founded, ServiceNow. So did John Moores. Peregrine Redux?

Taking pen to paper

The Right to Mow I just finished reading your January 22 cover story, “One in the Gut. One in the Head.” I have to say that I think Mr. Vilkin was railroaded. He was on ...

Of meals and politics

Final numbers are in for U-T publisher Douglas Manchester’s California political giving during the 2014 election cycle, and they show that the Republican megamillionaire forked over a total of $452,440 to campaign causes around the ...

Vegan in the steakhouse

Post Title: Getting Vegan Stuffed at Donovan’s Chop House in La Jolla Post Date: December 4, 2014 Yes, I am going to be posting a lot about vegan dining at steak houses. Of course vegans ...

Dollys, Devils, Dave and Phil

Plus Patti Smith and four more von Trapp singers

Thursday 29Pop-punk trio the Dollyrots are one of the few things we have to thank George W. for. It was Bush’s election in 2000 that prompted high school sweethearts Kelly Ogden (bass, vocals) and Luis ...

Superbowl Sunday 0, Anti-Monday 3

...and a bit of L.A. Witchcraft at the Hideout this week

Sunday 1Super Bowl Sunday. That is all. Monday 2Casbah’s Anti-Monday team tags Pleasure Fix, the Slashes, and the Bassics for indie-eclectic sets this week. Meet South Bay band the Bassics in this week’s “Imperial Bassics” ...

Singles seeking ears

The Reader’s Local Music Playlist currently features over 1100 playable MP3s, with the following mini-reviews representing several of the most recently uploaded tracks. The Liquorsmiths, “Let It Come”: This new folk-rock trio (which plays House ...

A story of two tactics

The San Diego Bay Bass Tourney was a success as usual, though the new limit of 14" made it tough. The organizers reduced the total fish from 5 to 3 to keep it fair, but ...

Balboa Park: The Magic City

Your San Diego Week: January 28-February 4

Patricia J. Graham, Ph.D., will discuss the themes of her new book, Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, & Culture, exploring the characteristics of Japanese design and the religious and cultural factors that contributed to its creation, ...

Romney selling La Jolla home

Anyone want a luxury home with a car elevator?

The Boston Globe is reporting today that Mitt Romney is selling his La Jolla home. The story has been picked up by inside-Washington media such as Politico. The home has been controversial, and is not ...

City council's secret high-rise deal

Did lobbyists and campaign cash pave way for snap purchase?

A lot of San Diego's city business is done at a snail's pace, inching slowly through city hall before reaching a city council committee and then the full council for final consideration before an often-contentious ...

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